The Lagos All Progressives Congress, APC, has begun sensitisation of its members on how to vote at this Saturday’s presidential election and the March governorship election.
The party, at the event, put together by the Youth Organising Secretariat of the Party in Lagos, charged youth supporters to vote with their index finger on the ballot paper in order to prevent their votes from being voided.
Lagos APC Youth Organising Secretary, Idris Aregbe told supporters at the State Party Secretariat, Acme Road on Monday that the party felt it was necessary to sensitise the youths on voting tips during election.
He said the essence was to ensure that their votes were not voided for voting wrongly, saying that the party wanted the voters to get it right when they voted on Saturday.
According to him, the youths of the party were bent on ensuring that they mobilised huge number of youths to cast their votes for the APC, hence the need to let them know the tips of voting that would not be voided.
State Secretary of the APC, Lagos, Dr. Wale Ahmed said the essence of the programme was to create awareness on the coming election among the youths in the language they would understand.
He said there was the need to sensitise the youths on election tips and how they should vote on Saturday and in March and what finger they should use when putting their print on the ballot paper.
Ahmed urged APC voters to use their index finger to vote in order to prevent a situation where their votes would be voided, due to the fact that spaces provided at the ballot paper for each party was small because of large number of parties contesting the election.
“For we in the APC, the index finger is what we should use; it is not an INEC thing, we are advising our followers on which finger to use. Other parties may decide to use the little finger, others may decide to use all five fingers. We are uniform in APC,” he said.
A Federal House of Representatives aspirant, Shomolu, Abiodun Ogidan appealed to all to shun violence on election day, but said there was need for voters to vote rightly to prevent their votes from being voided.
He charged the youths to come out massively to vote for the APC on Saturday so that President Muhammadu Buhari would be re-elected.